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1.) Post on your blog answering this question:
What was the last book you read
that was recommended by
someone else? Did you like it?
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The novel I'm featuring here was not directly recommended to me; I simply saw it on several other blogs, especially those devoted to paranormal romance and young adult fiction. Most of these bloggers were raving about it at the time. I guess this is a recommendation, although an indirect one.
After desperately searching all over the Internet, I finally found the book, for a reasonable price, at Fishpond.com. This novel was published in Australia, and the shipping charges at other Australian sites (I live in the U.S.) are astronomical! Fishpond has free shipping, though -- just like The Book Depository (the book is still not available there). To my knowledge, this novel has yet to be published in the U.S., or any other country, for that matter. Amazon does sell it, but only in the Kindle edition. Since I hate digital books, this was definitely out for me!
(Winter Saga #1)
Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Pan Macmillan Australia
June 1, 2011
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA
You can read my review HERE.
As you will see when you read my review, I really enjoyed the story of Winter Adams and Blake Duchamp! Even though their story had many familiar paranormal elements, it's still a very original one. Blake is a very different sort of otherworldly creature, and Hearle has created a fascinating mythology to serve as background setting for his hero.
I was very happy to be able to get the book at last! When it arrived, I started reading it at once. It's a real page-turner, too, so I picked it up every chance I got until I finished reading it!
Needless to say, I gave this book a very favorable rating, and bought the sequel as well, when it was published later on. I've also read that book, which is titled Winter's Light. Now I'm breathlessly anticipating the third novel in the series! Alas, it doesn't even have a title yet.....
What book(s) have you read that
was (were) recommended
by someone else?
Did you enjoy it (them)?